9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at With Sugar, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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